Director: Sean Peoples

An evening with Sean Peoples and his work. Discussion on creating environmental documentaries covering:

Hurricane Maria -A compilation of three films

Broken Landscape, Confronting India’s Water-Energy Choke Point

In India’s resource-rich Meghalaya State, demand for coal is transforming the environment and the people who depend on it. Coal mine owners are prospering from booming production, but few laws regulate the dangerous and polluting practice known as “rat-hole” mining. Until now.

A new government tribunal recently banned all coal mining in the region, effectively shutting down the economy. Mine owners and workers staged protests, while people living downstream are struggling to cope with dead rivers that once provided their livelihoods, food, and drinking water. Nepalese migrants who crossed the border to work in the mines are stuck in the middle.

Broken Landscape examines the lives of those on the front lines of India’s water-energy choke point.

Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal

In the foothills of Nepal, extreme deforestation has pushed many rural communities onto marginal lands. In “Scaling the Mountain,” the second film in the Wilson Center’s “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” series, villagers in Jogimara and Naubise districts find that combining conservation efforts with reproductive health services has helped them to support their families and their communities more sustainably.

Sponsored by Ohio University Global Arts Festival

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